Thursday, December 20, 2018

Iceland: Another Data Center to be Powered by Geothermal Energy

Landsvirkjun to Provide Power for New Data Center in Iceland Owned by a Subsidiary of Etix Everywhere Borealis (News Release)

Landsvirkjun, Iceland’s national power company, and Etix Everywhere Iceland, a subsidiary of Etix Everywhere Borealis, have signed a power contract for the supply of 25 MW to the company’s new data center in the Blönduós municipality in the North of Iceland. Operations have already begun in Blönduós and construction work to expand the data center is currently underway. The center will be the first energy-intensive industrial operation to connect to Landsnet’s transmission network in the area.

A combination of renewable energy resources, competitive terms and the Icelandic climate contribute to creating favorable conditions for data centers in Iceland.

The energy covered by the agreement will be delivered from Landsvirkjun's current power station network. Landsvirkjun has recently opened a new geothermal station in Þeistareykir in the Northeast of Iceland. The company now operates three geothermal stations. The ratification of the contract is subject to certain conditions.

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